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Mondays and Fridays

A new chapter, and a new character ... actually, if you followed the old "WCI High" strips that I did a few years back, you might recognize that guy in the last panel.

Sorry this is going up late ... work has been crazy this past week, and I've been too tired to draw much in the evenings.  Well, this weekend is going to be pretty lazy, so I'll see if I can get caught up.

Rainy days?  Autumn got 'em.

150 comments:
Pastangum Felinix (pastangum) says:

Clever!  I find myself wondering how Carrie pronounced that. (And the envelope trick is pretty cool too.)

I was going to add a comment about that 'love of money' line, but it sounded too much like evangelizing my beliefs. On a webcomic site, that's the prerogative of the artist. :)

Pastangum "I'll make my own, how hard can it be?" Felinix

John Campbell (jcampbel) says:

If you have them go shopping for auto parts, I might get confused and think I'm reading Misfile.

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

I love how frazzled Carrie's hair looks in the last panel. Really sells her emotions there. :D

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Permanent Wave.  She got her powers from a terrible accident involving hair-curling solution, a microwave oven, and a passing truckload of nuclear waste...and I think there was a bite from a spider in there somewhere...it had nothing to do with her powers, but it was annoying and itched for days.

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

"Yeaaahhhh...I'm gonna have to have you come in on Saturday..."

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Uh-oh...someone is super-pretty.

Laura Ronngren (lronngren) says:

Fergus falls is a pretty little town near where my hubby grew up :)

dssd dsfsd (coachpp) says:

http://webcomicsnation.com/ericburns/stark/series.php?view=single&ID=14228

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Fuuuuuuuuuuuuunknuts! It's Edward Cullen in a cape!
Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Ah, no! We have a BARD! This is the! Worst! Possible! Thing!

Nah, I jest, it'll all be fine (so long as this guy isn't a creepazoid who abuses his powers for personal gain...)

Sam Schmern (the_occupant) says:

Would gay supervillains also commit crimes in order to get caught by this Fabio wannabe?

Ralf Corsten (gerbilcomics) says:

The problem with charisma-based heroes is that they should have an effect on the reader as well. If they don't, then they look pretty powerless. And charisma is sort of subjective, so that might be a problem.

I am also imagining D. Christopher Mann, Esq (Capt. C's granddad) spending his time saving damsels from railroad tracks at the turn of the century, because that is what charisma-based heroes should do. And showing off his moustache at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics while failing to save the marathon.

chic geek (chicgeek1) says:

SPARKLES! *hides* Okay, that's something scary for Halloween, Ed!

Robert Paige (freezer) says:

Nice to see Captain California still getting work.

Vlad Long (mrttao) says:

the fact she knew about it and was upset means it a mind control based thing and its only short term and short ranged. So when he leaves they remember but are not happy...

Either that or she FEARS that is the case.

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Ah, yes. I was afraid of that.  He's super-pretty.  I'll bet that's ALL he is, too. Slower than a speeding octagenarian, able to leap tall curbs in a single bound, more powerful than a rhinocerous beetle, he's...well, except for the pretty part, he's pretty much normal, I'll bet.

Joshua Deming (longshotlink) says:

I'm wondering if Summer will even be affected. She's got the mask, and the whole eye beam powers. She didn't seem to be catching the power of charm in the last comic. Or maybe it's just because of her combo of powers. I'd like to bet she'll be the only one who isn't clamoring for his attention.

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

"Eew" is right, sister! I'm surprised this guy hasn't been sued for sexual harrassment yet...

Sam Schmern (the_occupant) says:

I can think of at least one kind of woman who would be immune to his wiles: someone versed in the Sapphoic Mysteries.

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Ummm...hello?  Mask?

Rodford Smith (stickmaker) says:

 

The *lenses* in her mask! :-)

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

If it'll keep her from burning holes in things accidentally, it'll certainly keep Captain Creeper here from looking too "magically delicious".

Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

It's OK when she'll be pounding on a super-jerk that can take the damage? Charisma isn't his only power, is it?

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Good guess, Mark!

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

He's definitely invulnerable or close to it. Has some sort of ability to charm others. Probably be able to estimate it by figuring out why it doesn't work on Summer.

So, pheromones? If so, that'd mean they don't work on invulnerable beings, and Kid Charisma would have figured out that invulnerable beings are unaffected by now. Unlikely.

Short-range telepathy? If it's limited to those who see him directly, the mask would explain Summer's immunity. A distinct possibility.

It's probably not something about his voice, given that Summer hears him just fine.

Magic? Unlikely. Magic works on everything.

Yeah, I'm gonna go with the short-ranged telepathy thing for now. Makes the most sense.

Chris Bacon (necroskippy) says:

I'm guessing that the universe either figures he can take the damage and/or he's a big enough jerk to deserve it.  After all what he's doing isn't very different from rufing their drinks

Pastangum Felinix (pastangum) says:

That's evil, Ed, letting us guess and wonder whether you're still making it up as you go. I /had/ just assumed it was the translucent mask, but now you've got me thinking... It could be that his Charisma power only works on those who'd be attracted to him. But then it'd be so unpredictable, a C-rank power instead of the obvious A-rank he has, and that also says things about Summer.

Ooooh! Does anyone else remember the mega-SNAP? Maybe Summer just has that much resistance to powers such as his charm. She does look a little off-balance in panel 2, then recovers quickly.

Pastangum "Look, it... it's not you, it's me." Felinix

chic geek (chicgeek1) says:

Oooh, I want to see Charisma Creep taken down a peg! *passes out popcorn* And I'm very curious as to what happened before with him and Carrie. I mean, she begs Summer not to leave her alone with him. There's a story there.

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Ahhh, she has access to The Hammers.  Jerry must have perceived her need and connected her to the magic of The Hammers.

Sam Schmern (the_occupant) says:

I still say Lesbian.

Brian Bogue (bigbearseviltwin) says:

What? no comment about the bishop and a pint of concreat?

But then her bashing victums usually complain about body parts don't they?

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Man, he must be pretty durable if the mallet was all splintered like that...

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Yeah, I was looking forward to concrete pints too!

Wayne (wayne) says:

"Are those my ganglia?" is definitely one of the best (literal) punch lines that I've ever read!  Very worthy of a t-shirt.

Sam Schmern (the_occupant) says:

Oh well, so much for that theory. Good to see a smarmer get their comeuppance though.

Vlad Long (mrttao) says:

As hilarious as a mallet hit is, the insinuation is that he is a super-rapist who uses active maintained mind control.

I would except more serious consequences for his actions.

John Campbell (jcampbel) says:

I've gotta say, I'm not really satisfied with comic violence as this guy's comeuppance. If he were just a smarm-bucket, that'd be one thing, but he's backing up his smarminess with mind control powers, and that's more than just a little not cool.

The Auld Grump (theauldgrump) says:

Did you get the license of that donkey cart?

These past two strips have made me smile - KC really needed a good hammering.

 

The Auld Grump

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Don't worry, Carrie, it's not the end of the world until a man asks for directions.

Niek Deurloo (ardawen) says:

They must be freaking out like.... lol

But in the end, even de sun and the moon must agree on something, everyone agrees on something. True they might agree on less things then they would with other people, but still.

David Johnston (davidjohnston) says:

Given that the girls snap out of it as soon as his voice squeaks I don't think it works visually.  Invulnerable ear drums may have more to do with it.

Sam Schmern (the_occupant) says:

Cats and dogs! Living together! <i>Mass Hysteria!</i>

chic geek (chicgeek1) says:

I love how the other two have the same expression on their faces, at their friends freaking out and agreeing. Kind of sympathetic and slightly amused, the tiniest lip twitch?

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Why doesn't he learn? Most sensible people would have stopped after the flyswatter. Most of the other people would have stopped after getting smacked into the air and through a roof by a mallet. I truly can't comprehend the level of willful stupidity that Ryan must have to antagonize these girls a third time.

The Auld Grump (theauldgrump) says:

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.....

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Ah, that kind of party.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

I'm not saying it *is* that kind of party ... then again, I'm not saying it isn't.

Brian Bogue (bigbearseviltwin) says:

oh my goodness, even her hair is upset

Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

Why isn't he out charming supervillainesses to foil their schemes? Is he a man or an asshole? To anyone that says they're the same thing, you know what I mean :-P

Wayne (wayne) says:

It's like voting in Chicago, save early and often.

Having said that, I had Photoshop eat a tryptich that I was working on with a power glitch.  Gotta get a UPS one of these days.

Jennifer McGaffey (jjmcgaffey) says:

Um...there is a typo in his first speech (I presume) - he should be saying it's too bad they _can't_ stay?

That aside - fun. As usual. I'm surprised Summer doesn't go through flyswatters too - but maybe they remind her to hit gently, and the hammer encourages a full-force blow.

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@Jennifer -- thanks, typo is fixed.

Brian McCloud (mauvecloud) says:

Do I even want to know what kind of bath salts would be illegal to sell?

Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

Hmm, still seems like a bit of overkill to have a full-on super chasing petty drug pushers. Does mere charisma+healing put him on a par with Daredevil, say? Are there supers at all in this univese like Thor, Phoenix or Dr Manhattan at "cosmic powers beyond belief" level?

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@Brian:  It's a slang term for a type of designer drugs, becoming a more serious problem recently.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_salts_%28drug%29

@Mark:  Yes, there are high-level supers, and Kid Charisma isn't one of them.  His healing abilities are more on a par with Wile E. Coyote (i.e. able to suffer horrific yet humorous injuries, and be back on his feet a minute later).  Also note the "Kid" part; he's sixteen, still legally a minor.  Once superhumans turn eighteen, they have to work their way up through the minor leagues before joining the world-saving teams.

Wayne (wayne) says:

Like Ed said, bath salts are selled over the counter with no testing or FDA regulation.  They're designed to chemically mimic drugs like marijuana and cocaine, but since they are synthetic, there's a technicality that they are not specifically illegal, therefore they're legal.  The problem is that they're very dangerous because they always contain chemicals to differentiate themselves from the original drug.  A lot of people die from using them.

For many states, it's a game of whack-a-mole where they will make one illegal, and the chemists will make a slight reformulation, and it's back on the market.  The Feds are trying to make the entire category illegal, but there's difficulties with that.

They opened a shop in the town near wehre I live that sells stuff like it, things that are chemically almost identical to pot.  I definitely won't be trying it as I have friends in Colorado, once their legalities get straightened out I look forward to making some interesting brownies.

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: I guess "ghoul-friend" has *no* powers, so she gets the iron sledgehammer?
David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: Oh, this guy is going to be a fun chewtoy.
Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

...anyone have a nuclear bunker I can stay in until Summer's gone to sleep?

Ben Schweitzer (dracone) says:

You're thinking to small, at this point I would be asking someone if I could use their space 'til summer's mood improved.

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

...HA! I get it! Stealth Pun! "Me and my big mouth!" Hahahaha! That's punny!

Sam Schmern (the_occupant) says:

Wow, she bat-mouthed him so good, even his thoughts are unclear!

Pastangum Felinix (pastangum) says:

Perfect blond hair. Too-broad, gleaming-white smile. Ideal physique under a form-fitting suit. Lines like "My friend, I'm here to help you." And we're supposed to believe the OTHER guy is evil...

Plus the role reversal from 'villain lures hero to the dark side' is juicy and delicious. As always, love the comic and can't wait for the next installment!

Pastangum "Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?" Felinix

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Mr. Shaprley? (Frame 2)

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@gwen: Arrgh ... this is what happens when you update at 1 AM.  Fixed.

Wayne (wayne) says:

I do so love the girl's last line.

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Peas, peas peas, peas, snorting Goober Peas...

Goodness, how delicious!

Snorting Goober Peas!

Wayne (wayne) says:

Peas, peas, the magical fruit.
The more you snort, the more you toot.

Sorry, I got nuthin'.

But I've always been a little perplexed.  People talk about peanuts and nut allergies.  Peanuts are not nuts, they're legumes.  So how does that transfer?

Ralf Corsten (gerbilcomics) says:

What's the next allergy they're going to try on her, dairy? Surely Summer can't stand old Swiss cheese that has been riping since Switzerland was last invaded?

Wayne (wayne) says:

I lied.  And sometimes I hate my brain.  But at least I got it out before it could keep me awake at night.

 

(Tune: Dreamer, from Supertramp's Crime of the Century)

BEANER!  Stupid little beaner!
Now you got nasal-based legumes, oh nose!
I said BEANER!  You're nothing but a beaner!
Now you've got nasal-based legumes, oh nose!

I said how FAR UP?
Did she shove
Them in
To your sinuses.

YOU SHOULD KNOW!
You won't find
Her weakness
That-a-way.
Ice
Cream-head
Is so passe'.

If I could find something
(you can't find butt with both hands, boy)
If I could find her weakness
(gotta do better research, boy)
I am not smitten
(you are an idiot)
I don't love her
(then why are doing all this goofy stuff?)

BEANER!  Stupid little BEANER!
Just ask her for a date, oh yeah!

We said BEANER!  Stupid little BEANER!
You gotta ask her out for a nosh,

Oh, yeah!
Oh, yeah!

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

A filk, both rare and well done, Wayne!

Vlad Long (mrttao) says:

I am confused, is he trying to seduce her still or kill her via food alergies?

Wayne (wayne) says:

Well, Ed, you produce practically a filk a day on both Skinhorse and Narbonic, you certainly deserve an occasional one popping up on your site.  And we seem to have come from close to the same musical era and have similar taste, so what the heck?

I'm just not sure about why Supertramp came to mind, not that they aren't one of my fav groups and well-represented on my iPhone.

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

@Ralf: They tried dairy already with the ice cream, although I admit that year-old dairy would be a new tactic.

Who else here thinks that Charisma's just trolling the little guy by giving him utterly useless suggestions?

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

An archaic term for peanuts IS "goober peas".  Geez, get a grip.

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: And now we see why all the girls are wary of Charisma Kid, who's turning out to be a fair sleazeball.
Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

Have they tried fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, a nice red uniform or the comfy chair?

Brian McCloud (mauvecloud) says:

They seem to only be looking for physical vulnerabilities so far. I wonder how long it will take them to think of trying non-physical attacks.

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

They haven't tried the dreaded...Puppy Dog Eyes!

Ben Schweitzer (dracone) says:

Like cuteness

chic geek (chicgeek1) says:

Little Buddy? Skipper? Ah, the classics!*applauds*

Get home safely, Ed.

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

So much for my theory that Charisma was just trolling the kid.

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

I don't believe it's a coincidence that the only readable part of the word on Kid's hat is "RIP".

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: Brian: they already know that Kid Charisma's power doesn't work on her....
David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: Eye!
David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: Heh heh heh....
Sean Duggan (duggansc) says:

Admittedly, having charisma powers would probably make it difficult to avoid abuse. Unless his powers need an explicit effort to turn on, how does he tell when people are being nice to him because it's his power, and when it's simply them agreeing? At that, imagine a kid with that power...

Brian McCloud (mauvecloud) says:

Has Summer been taking swearing lessons from Sydney (of Grrl Power)?

Sam Schmern (the_occupant) says:

Ah, the power of the imagination. Any attempt to show actual swears would either fall flat or look disgustingly crass, but this way, we can use our imaginations to the fullest.
Thanks, Ed! ;D

The Auld Grump (theauldgrump) says:

Happy anniversary to you both. :^)

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Hmmmm...something about "with a pineapple", "sideways", and "leaves first"... Yowch.

Sam Schmern (the_occupant) says:

Happy Anniversary, here's to many more!

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: He'll learn eventually... Are you planning to finish out the sketches eventually?
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Yes, if I can get ahead on the regular updates, I'll go back and finish the others.  The Dec. 22 episode was half-done already, so that shouldn't take long.

Pastangum Felinix (pastangum) says:

Back into the (downward) swing of things, eh mister punster?

Also, it's only natural that a father^2 (father squared = grandfather) would know how to handle teenagers. I kinda missed my chance to say so last update, but my back muscles are tight and spasming, and it makes me feel achey like an old man.

Pastangum "CRAMPS!" Felinix

The Auld Grump (theauldgrump) says:

So, who else now wants a Ruh-Roh hat?

John Campbell (jcampbel) says:

I'm reminded of a friend's four-year-old daughter greeting me at the door with, "I vanquished Daddy in battle!"

And I'm good with hyperactive eight-year-olds with lightsabers. My nieces and nephews have gotten worn out trying to land a hit on Uncle John more than once. (I've been an SCA heavy fighter for nigh-on twenty years. I'm the coolest uncle. I have armor.)

James Bordelon (justice_junkies) says:

I'm reminded of this:

http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2010/08/05/260-the-captive-princess/

James Bordelon (justice_junkies) says:

Don't let the sun go down on your laser vision indescretions.

Pastangum Felinix (pastangum) says:

That _is_ a disturbing sight in the mirror.  Creepy.  ... Plus, wearing (the superhero equivalent of) a diaper can NOT be good for her teenage self-esteem.

Pastangum "Power Incontinence... eww" Felinix

Leo Spitz (skindancer) says:

I think the indication here is that she actually has control over her eyebeams but can't shut off the Eyeglow and she does not like it.  She wears the mask to hide the glow.

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: Wait, the mask is "used up" every time she fires?
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@Leo:  Summer still has occasional accidents with her eyebeams (such as when Carrie startled her).  The masks are there to block the brief discharges.  As Pastangum mentioned, this is basically like having to wear a diaper in public.

As for controlling the eyeglow ... we'll see shortly.

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@David:  Yes, the masks are one-use disposables.  It came out too small to read in the final artwork, but the box that Jane is closing in the first panel reads "Shield masks -- 100 ct."

John Campbell (jcampbel) says:

I'd assumed that Summer's power origin was simple inheritance from her superpowered father. I'm guessing now that this is not the case, because this doesn't seem like the kind of comic that would flash back to the moment when Summer received her genes...

Pastangum Felinix (pastangum) says:

Sounds like blowing a fuse (literally). And now Summer feels like a blown fuse, or the scorched shield mask: she's burned out.

I caught that 'Shield Masks - 100 ct.' Big-box stores for the superhero, what next? :-) What threw me was frowning-red-lips-in-red-glow that, on first glance (and second look) appeared to be an open mouth, in shock from her own red glow.

Pastangum Felinix

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

I imagine the ball's gonna explode. Twice. Assuming that's even possible. ^.^

Sean Duggan (duggansc) says: Oh, there could be worse times. While looking soulfully into the eyes of her beloved for example. Or, we could always engage in Niven-style Woman of Steel, Man of Kleenex arguments.
David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: Good thing she's looking *up* at that ball....
Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

I resent some strips when they waste an entire post on some fracking establishing shot, but this is just such a perfect snapshot of perhaps the most important moment of Summer's life to date, that it deserves the opportunity to stnad on its own.

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Please tell me no one died, please tell me no one died, please tell me no one died...

Pastangum Felinix (pastangum) says:

I completely agree, Mark.  This is a perfect 'punch' page for the dramatic moment when her entire *life* changed.  The single panel provides impact... silent, because dialogue would only distract from the reveal.

Pastangum Felinix

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@Joseph:  No one died.  One dislocated kneecap, one concussion.  So far.

chic geek (chicgeek1) says:

Poor Summer....

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: I like how you show her teammates' shock with just silhouettes!
chic geek (chicgeek1) says:

Ed, I don't see a vote button....are my middle aged eyes just missing something obvious? Wouldn't be the first time.

 

 

Sean Duggan (duggansc) says: ^_^ Nice Sluggy reference.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@chicgeek, It's further down ... below the navigation buttons, below the calendar, next to the tip jar.  It just says "TWC".

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Duck, you fools! Duck! Before your heads take on the consistency of liquid toast!

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@Sean:  You mean the "Deformed Rabbit" line?  That's a running gag in Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" novels.

chic geek (chicgeek1) says:

Duh! I see it now. Voted!

Ah, Discworld...

I wonder if Summer always sees the world through a red haze without the mask. Or with it, come to think of it. Is the mask's only function keeping her from accidentally zapping things?

John Campbell (jcampbel) says:

Here's hoping there's a super-dad in that audience...

gwen patton (ardrhi) says:

Remember, girls, Stop, Drop, and Roll...

Sean Duggan (duggansc) says: Incidentally, congrats on your jump in the TWC rating.
Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:

Nah, fleeing figures in panel 2 then Mom-hug in panel 3 works fine.

Sam Schmern (the_occupant) says:

You might be able to <i>call</i> Ghostbusters, but Mum's are just there.

The Auld Grump (theauldgrump) says:

And why she does not like having super powers - saying 'well, it could be worse, you could have fried your friends' does not exactly make folks feel better....

Mary Potts (queenofcapes) says:

The poor dear. :(  She's kinda pretty without the mask.

Cool how light and shadow pretty much carry the story in this page.  I've seen many comics do silent panels where the art does the talking, but it was always up to the drawing, not the coloring.  This should be used as an example in those "how to make comics" books!

The Auld Grump (theauldgrump) says:

Surviving the storm? Heh, try 'enjoying'. :D

 

I am very much a creature of Fimbulvetr.

 

The Auld Grump, an axe-age, a sword-age, shields will be cloven.

A wind-age, a wolf-age, 'ere the world totters....

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Dang, right in the feels. Summer, I'm rooting for you to figure it out!

Joshua Deming (longshotlink) says:

Wow, in that panel where she's covering her eyes with her hand, she looks a LOT like her mother. Way to show off those genes.

Rodford Smith (stickmaker) says:

So how much does this affect her nigh vision? (Red light can be used to encourage night vision, but this is pretty bright.)

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Actually, her night vision is very good.  The faintest light that a human eye can normally detect is about 0.002 lux; Summer can see at about 0.0001 lux (twenty times more sensitive than normal).  Her father can see at even fainter lumination.

Sam Schmern (the_occupant) says:

Oh, thank gods!
I got so much mood whiplash my soul is in traction!
That beong said, it was well made and well done.
Thank you.

Tetra Valent (4_valent) says:

The strangest thing about the enevelope trick is that there was one.  The girls aren't working for money, they're working to pay off the cost of repairing the results of Girls Night Out, right?

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Tetra, it was a while ago (in real time), but Mr. Sharpley made a deal with Summer that if she helped demonstrate the super-powered pitching machine, he'd forgive the cost of repairs.  Check out this strip:

http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=200102

Joseph Rasche (thewarriorofmanyfaces) says:

Hmm. Just had a thought. You mentioned waaaaay back at the beginning of the comic that Summer accidentally prevented her teacher from having kids with her eyebeams. But I would assume that was after the Volleyball Incident. Care to shed some light as to how these two fit around each other?

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@Joseph:  After the Volleyball Incident, Summer had to start wearing the protective mask.  She didn't like the way it made her stand out, so one day she tried covering her eyes with plain old sunglasses.  Didn't work too well

Nick Vito (greenknightfury) says:

I'd say it's more of a broken concentration thing over why the girls snpped out of it, since his sparkles cut out as well and they were hypnoed before he spoke and when they weren't looking at him. Mind effecting psionics would be my guess, though why Summer is immune is a mystery to me. It would be a very useful add-on to the typical super toughness-strength thing.

Nick Vito (greenknightfury) says:

I'd try gold next...though thanks to why I'd try it (I'm badly allergic to gold) I'd have to wear heavy gloves while doing it. 

Nick Vito (greenknightfury) says:

OOOOh nice nod to Norse Mythology with the mistletoe! Fighting the invulnerable so few people think of Baldur (or Baldr/Balder depending).

Nick Vito (greenknightfury) says:

@gwen patton: Ahh you've seen Little Nicky as well. *chuckles* 

Nick Vito (greenknightfury) says:

I love the Shirt-tales flashback the hat gave me in panel 3.

Nick Vito (greenknightfury) says:

I'd say that a Raphael would be the best chioce, she has to wear the red mask anyway, and this would make it look far more like part of the costume. 

Nick Vito (greenknightfury) says:

I broke lightfixtures every time they made me play volleyball, not fun when your classmates have to dodge metal lightcages fallign from the ceiling every time you hit the ball without spiking...tended to make them dodge when I did spike too though.

Nyerguds (nyerguds) says:

Well, we can definitely confirm Ken doesn't bat for the same team. He's clearly not too fond of getting that "big and hard" in his mouth :p

Nyerguds (nyerguds) says:

This whole comic made ma laugh so hard. Wow. xD

Nyerguds (nyerguds) says:

She could also go for "Cousin It" from the Addams Family!

Nyerguds (nyerguds) says:

Sooo... is "Summer" a reference to a certain other superhero's last name? A guy who happens to have exactly the same uncontrollable powers?

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

@Nyerguds:  Actually, it's a bad pun on the fact the she has superpowers and her brother doesn't.  When superheroes have kids ... "some are mighty", and some aren't.

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